BENEFITING: Spark Ventures
Hyalker - a Spark friend & supporter - inspired us to start this campaign. He is running for Spark Ventures and invites you to join him! Rather than participating in just one upcoming race, Hyalker is running in 15+ races during the next few months and is fundraising along the way for our work! You can join for one of Hyalker's races or find your own, but we hope you feel inspired to join in support of Spark Ventures' model of business driven philanthropy.
Spark Ventures is a non-profit that partners with international grassroots organizations to provide education, nutrition, and healthcare to vulnerable children. Our unique philanthropic model helps these grassroots organizations become self-sufficient and independent by launching for profit businesses that can sustain their high-impact community programming. We helped our partner in Zambia, start a for-profit poultry farm that directly supports over 350 children. And, we are in the process of launching an agribusiness to help support the next generation of leaders in Nicaragua.
Our vision is a future where all children have the
resources and opportunity to reach their potential. We hope you consider fundraising or donating today.
Here's what you can do to help:
- If you are planning on running in an upcoming race (a 5k, 10k, marathon, or any other athletic competition!), we encourage you to run for Spark Ventures. Set up your own fundraising page and join the Running for Spark Ventures team
- Or, donate directly to benefit children in Zambia and Nicaragua by clicking on the "Donate to this Fundraiser" button!
- Run with us! Below is the list of races Hyalker will be running within the coming months:
- Rock n Roll Chicago Half Marathon 7/20/2014 Chicago, IL
- ZOOMA Chicago Half Marathon 8/2/14 Chicago, IL
- Madison Mini Marathon 8/16/2014 Madison, WI
- Transamerica Chicago Triathlon (International) 8/24/2014 Chicago, IL
- Magnificant Mile Women's Half Marathon 8/31/2014 Chicago, IL
- Center of the Nation Half Marathon Series: Montana 9/17/14 Baker, MT
- Center of the Nation Half Marathon Series: North Dakota 9/18/14 Bowman, ND
- Center of the Nation Half Marathon Series: South Dakota 9/19/14 Belle Fourche, SD
- Center of the Nation Half Marathon Series: Wyoming 9/20/14 Sundance, WY
- Center of the Nation Half Marathon Series: Nebraska 9/21/14 Chadron, NE
- Wendy's Wonderful Kids Half Marathon at Harveys Lake 9/27/2014 Wilkes-Barre, PA
- Bank of America Chicago Marathon 10/12/2014 Chicago, IL
- Rock & Roll Denver Half Marathon 10/19/2014 Denver, CO
- Monster Dash Half Marathon 10/25/14 Chicago, IL
- 35th Annual St Louis Half Marathon 11/2/2014 Clayton, MO
- Hot Chocolate Chicago 15K 11/9 Chicago, IL